President Trump’s nominee to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State was officially confirmed Thursday; following weeks of Democratic opposition against former CIA director Mike Pompeo.
According to Fox News, the Senate voted 57-42 to officially confirm Pompeo as the nation’s top diplomat; with seven Senators who caucus with the Democratic Party bucking leadership and voting in the affirmative.
The Democrats voting “yes” included Senators Heitkamp, Joe Manchin, and Joe Donnelly.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito swore in Pompeo immediately following the highly-anticipated vote.
Michael Richard Pompeo was just sworn in as the 70th Secretary of State from the West Conference Room at The Supreme Court of the United States by Associate Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. pic.twitter.com/RH95jrt8vk
— Hogan Gidley (@hogangidley45) April 26, 2018
“He will always put the interests of America first,” the president said in a statement after Pompeo’s confirmation. “He has my trust. He has my support.”
BRAIN FREEZE: Al Gore Demands Senate BLOCK POMPEO over Climate ‘DENIAL’
Former Vice President and climate change crusader Al Gore urged the Senate to reject President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State Thursday, claiming Mike Pompeo was unqualified because he “denies the climate crisis.”
Gore took to twitter to slam Trump’s pick to lead the State Department, saying the former CIA chief has been “doing the bidding” for fossil fuel corporations for years; adding the American people “deserve better.”
“Senators should reject Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be Secretary of State. He denies the climate crisis, and has been doing the bidding for fossil fuel interests his whole career. The American people deserve better,” tweeted Gore.
Senators should reject Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be Secretary of State. He denies the climate crisis, and has been doing the bidding for fossil fuel interests his whole career. The American people deserve better.
— Al Gore (@algore) April 12, 2018
The former Vice President’s comments come months after the global warming alarmist feverishly attempted to explain a brutally cold winter throughout the Northern Hemisphere; bizarrely suggesting that global warming is now causing “global cooling.”
DESPERATE DEMS: Liberals Still Have ‘GREAT CONCERNS’ Over Mike Pompeo
Liberal legislators in the Senate continued their struggle this week to derail President Trump’s pick to head the State Department, saying they have “great concerns” over Mike Pompeo’s qualifications to become the nation’s top diplomat.
Senate Democrats blasted Pompeo Monday, with nearly all of their members opposing the nominee over his support in pulling out of the Iranian nuclear agreement and the Paris Climate Accords.
“I honestly don’t see that,” said Sen. Debbie Stabenow when pressed if Democrats were attempting to block the nominee for political purposes. “People have very great concerns. I’m not saying that’s not part of it for somebody, but there’s a lot of legitimate concerns I think.”
“I think someone who has publicly supported pulling out of the Paris Agreement, pulling out of the Iran agreement, using sorties to destroy the nuclear program in North Korea, is different than past nominees,” added another left-leaning Senator.
In comparison, both Hillary Clinton and John Kerry -politicians largely unpopular in conservative and Republican circles- garnered 94 votes when they were confirmed under President Barack Obama.